Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

“Eid Mubarak” from Bangkok!

As an American of no particular faith, it nonetheless feels perfectly normal to share this cultural greeting with the utmost sincerity in June 2017. Despite our differences, and the challenges … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Rotary Peace Fellow in Chula, Bangkok: My first 10 days

Traveling to a new country has its uncertainties in terms of what to expect and the acclimation. Braced for this and being told the weather would be warm and humid … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment


ROTARY PEACE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY, BANGKOK, THAILAND CLASS 23 JUNE – SEPTEMBER, 2017 On this day (20 June), annually, the world acknowledges the trauma and hardship faced by refugees, … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Opening Eyes and Minds in Thailand

I have the honor of writing the first blog entry for our Class 23 cohort – but as I write that I realize we will want to come up with … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cultivating peace in the era of “Otherness”

Alsalmo alykom, peace be upon you, I have the honor and feel privileged to be among the diverse peace fellows group to write the last blog of this amazing peace … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Peace Vision

In November 2016, I was sitting in my office, at the second floor of the landmark Anthony Saru Building in capital Honiara, Solomon Islands, listening to a group of Solomon … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Moonlight, emotions and peacebuilding in Bangkok

In the gardens of Bangkok’s Golden Mount Temple one recent evening, under the light of the full moon, I was speaking with Venerable Napan Santibhaddo Thawornbanjob. Venerable Napan is a … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment